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Auction Name
Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Featuring Sports bidstart 7/23
Auction Date
08/11/2021 - 08/11/2021
Sale Number
#614
Total Lots
1025
Sold Lots
793
Lots Sold
77.37%
Unsold Lots
232
Total Sales (USD)
1,016,103.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
609,450.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
931,050.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
876,450.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,317,900.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
77.10%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1011

St. Louis 1904 Olympics Official's Participation Medal/Badge

1904 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 33,901.00
597 Beatles Signed

Beatles Signed Program

1963 USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 30,250.00
885 Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Signed Oversized Photograph

1930s USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 25,826.00
478 Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Autograph Letter Signed

1885 USD 22,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 25,121.00
407 Orville Wright

Orville Wright Signature

1903 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 20,870.00
868 Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph

1920s through 1940s USD 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 20,660.00
3 John Adams

John Adams Autograph Letter Signed

1779 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 18,750.00
190 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Signed Photograph

1932 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 17,503.00
191 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Signed Photograph

1930 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 16,444.00
879 Christy Mathewson

Won in the Ninth.

1910 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 15,000.00
181 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Typed Letter Signed

1962 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 14,196.00
598 Beatles Signed

Beatles Signed Sketch

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 13,740.00
2 George Washington

George Washington Autograph Letter Signed

1784 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 13,589.00
888 Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, and Hall

Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, and Hall of Famers 1939 Cooperstown Centennial Multi-Signed Program Cover

1939 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 13,088.00
764 Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn Signed Photograph

1951 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 12,680.00
1 George Washington

George Washington Document Signed

1784 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,501.00
610 Paul Stanley

KISS: Paul Stanley

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 10,381.00
25 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed

1863 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 9,999.00
216 Richard Francis Burton

Richard Francis Burton Signed Photograph

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 9,733.00
183 P. T. Barnum

P. T. Barnum (5) Autograph Letters Signed and John Ringling Signed Check

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 9,694.00
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
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